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Many gather for Mass in 14 languages

Our Lady of Sorrows Parish hosts multicultural liturgy and performances By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic

Coming soon to the Vatican: haircuts for Rome's homeless

New service to join showers and bathrooms VATICAN CITY Catholic News Agency The Vatican's continued efforts to help

Equality and freedom are not free: Blackstock

When native children feel they don't belong, they join gangs By Frank Flegel Prairie Messenger REGINA (CCN) The Ca

Unique Lives tour tells special stories

Courageous Ugandan nun to sew hope By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, a Sister

Ecumenical pioneer discusses challenges of unity

Sister Donna Geernaert and others speak at conference on 50th anniversary of Vatican decree By Maureen Boyd Special to

Local

Project Advance grant assists Chaldean community

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Bus purchase means driver can transport children to catechism classes at St. Andrew Kim Parish By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic SURREY Caption: Chaldean children and parents ride a bus to catechism class at St....
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WWII veteran strengthened Legion of Mary in B.C.

Monday, 26 January 2015
Daniel O'Reilly, a Vancouver-born postman, had a passion for social justice and lived to age 99 By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Daniel and Mary O'Reilly married in 1943, when he was stationed...
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Catholic Physicians' Guild to meet

Sunday, 25 January 2015
Doctors will discuss nutrition, breastfeeding By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic North Vancouver Caption: The Lucca Madonna by Jan van Eyck. Mary is seated on a throne, breastfeeding the infant Jesus. A registered dietitian will educate...
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Op-Ed

Europe pays high price for political correctness

- Monday, 26 January 2015

Nihilism can't defeat 'murderous jihadism' By George Weigel People gather for a vigil in the Manhattan borough of New York Jan. 7 to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting by gunmen in the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. (Photo: Carlo Allegri, Reuters / CNS) In the wake of the horrific jihadist attack on the Paris-based journal Charlie Hebdo, the trope satirical magazine was regularly deployed to explain Charlie's character and content. But that's not quite right. What's wrong about it - when linked to the sentiment expressed on placards reading We are all Charlie Hebdo -...
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Saying 'I can't afford it' will save your spiritual life

- Saturday, 24 January 2015

Carefully invest your time, talent, and treasure By Jenna McDonald Spectators sit on boats as fireworks shower down from the Sydney Harbor Bridge to usher in the new year. New Year zeal usually fizzles out by February unless it is invested well, writes Jenna McDonald. (Photo: Jason Reed, Reuters / CNS) I can't afford it. These four words are the hardest for us to say, according to David Chilton, author of the popular Wealthy Barber books. Though he was speaking in a strictly financial sense, these words can pay dividends in the spiritual life as well. With the New Year comes an inflated...
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Canadian

Pallottine Fathers well known in Edmonton

Thursday, 29 January 2015
Four left in western Canada, where once there were about two dozen By Ramon GonzalezArchbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, Alberta, centre, is cheered by young people outside St. Mary's Cathedral. Pallottines have priests at St. Mary's Cathedral in Calgary. CNS photo / Paul Haring.Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, Alberta, centre, is cheered by young people outside St. Mary's Cathedral. Pallottines have...
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Many solid pro-life MPs will not run in next election

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
Liberals will no longer allow pro-lifers to become members By Deborah GyapongPro-life supporters take part in a National March for Life demonstration on Parliament Hill. Parliamentarians are not getting their message. CNS photo / Chris Wattie, Reuters.Pro-life supporters take part in a National March for Life demonstration on Parliament Hill. Parliamentarians are not getting their message. CNS...
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Oil price drop postpones budget

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Election promises unlikely to be affected, say observers By Deborah GyapongBrian Dijkema, work and economics program director of Cardus. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN).Brian Dijkema, work and economics program director of Cardus. Deborah Gyapong / (CCN). OTTAWA (CCN) A drop in oil prices have raised doubts whether...
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Sports

Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...
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B.C. Lions QB takes both football and life's challenges in stride

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Travis Lulay leaps into end zone on Catholicism, Popes, and how to be a role model (Caption: B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay tries to avoid Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Weldon Brown (#35) during...
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B.C. Lions host annual Faith Night

Friday, 15 November 2013
Players, coaches tackle questions on prayer, competing for a higher cause By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic The final score is the only statistic that matters to most CFL fans. Did the Lions win?...
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Special

The Catholic Press & the Catholic Press Collection

- Friday, 23 January 2015

Stories of faith need a financial boost By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic There will be a second collection during Mass throughout the Archdiocese of Vancouver for the Catholic press. This annual collection helps offset parishs' costs of sending The B.C. Catholic newspaper to approximately 27,000 subscribers' homes. Every parish takes it up, and unlike most collections, this collection stays within the parish,...
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Building New Beginnings

- Friday, 23 January 2015

Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, breaks ground at the new location for the John Paul II Pastoral Centre Aug. 29, 2013.Archdiocesan offi ces to move south to Cambie area After a decade of conversations and long-term planning, the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s offices will soon move out of the downtown core and into a new building near Queen Elizabeth Park. “We’ve known for a long time that the building was no longer suitable for use as the administrative headquarters of the archdiocese,” said Paul...
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